CHRIS HEMSWORTH WANTS TO DO MORE THOR MOVES AFTER AVENGERS 4
Does this mean that Thor is safe from Thanos?
Chris Hemsworth has only been playing Marvel’s mighty Thor for seven years, but in that short span, he#s reprised the character just as many times (or more, if you count director Taika Waititi’s hilarious Team Thor short films – see below) — having just wrapped filming on Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers Infinity War and its untitled follow up, Avengers 4.
Avengers 4 marks the end of Hemsworth’s original deal with Marvel (along with co-stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner), and while the actors haven’t been shy about hinting that their showdown with Thanos could see some of the Avengers die, given the critical and commercial success of Thor: Ragnorak, it seems premature to predict the end of the Asgardian’s cinematic journey just yet. (After all, contracts can always be renewed.)
And for fans hoping to see more big screen adventures from the self-proclaimed “strongest Avenger,” we have some good news: Speaking to IGN while promoting his upcoming war movie 12 Strong, Hemsworth revealed that he’s in no hurry to hang up the god of thunder’s cape, if Marvel wants more.
“I’ve just, literally two days ago, finished Avengers 4 and that’s my contract — my preexisting contract is done now, so it’s kind of like, ‘wow, that’s it,'” Hemsworth reflected. “Two or three films ago I was like, ‘okay, a couple more.’ I was enjoying it but I was like… I felt a little restricted. And after this last experience with Taika, and actually these last two Avengers, I feel like we’ve reinvented the character a number of times — even in these next two, he evolves again, and you don’t get that opportunity often in a franchise. So I definitely feel a renewed sense of excitement and enthusiasm, and more so than ever, I think.”
With Infinity War scheduled for May 4, 2018, and Avengers 4 slated for a release a year later, Hemsworth pointed out that “right now, it’s about Avengers and it’s about that storyline and those characters. That’s the focus, in all honesty; I haven’t had conversations about anything else beyond that.”
But that doesn’t mean he hasn’t thought about Thor’s MCU future beyond the final act of Phase 3. If I had the opportunity to do it again, I think I’d love to,” he told IGN. “I also think there’s an appetite for it now, or there’s a far greater range of possibilities of where he can go now, what he can do, just because we’ve kind of broken the mold a bit.”
For more on Avengers: Infinity War, check out our trailer breakdown, read everything the Russo Brothers have to say about what comes after Avengers 4, and venture down the rabbit hole with us as we explore what the new footage might mean for Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir. Before Infinity War, fans can get their Hemsworth fix in 12 Strong, which hits theaters on January 19.
Original article at IGN